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Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi was an Indian writer in Bengali and an activist. Her notable literary works include Hajar Churashir Maa, Rudali, and Aranyer Adhikar. She was a self-proclaimed leftist who worked for the rights and empowerment of the tribal people of West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states of India. She was honoured with various literary awards such as the Sahitya Akademi Award, Jnanpith Award and Ramon Magsaysay Award along... Read More

Born14 January 1926
Dhaka, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died28 July 2016 (aged 90)
Kolkata, India
OccupationWriter, activist


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